The Moon is My Savior
First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who came out to see me at CWOS this year! I'm really glad I did it and am happy with how things turned out. It provided some good feedback, more opportunities and plenty of inspiration. In fact, I was so inspired, the next day I went to the Leitner Observatory with some friends...
It was open for a special White House event… whatever that was, we unfortunately never figured out. We watched the planetarium show, (pretty cool) and left after it ended. (We were told that the live feed from the WH was starting.) By the time we found a group of 4 chairs available and sat down, Obama had left the stage and everyone else around us got up out of their chairs and left the room lol. I still don’t know what the President talked about and why this was a special day. Ignorance is bliss, they say. However, I did get to look through a telescope for the first time!!
It was cloudy of course, but among those clouds were some small patches of the night sky and the MOON! It was glorious with its large swaths of smooth patches next to fields of craters all packed on top of each other. It was a bright, luxurious texture I’d never seen or felt before. I really wanted to reach out and run my hands across it.
So today is Halloween and here is a quick themed painting for all you fans of full moons...NOTE: I just painted a pretty bad werewolf. Maybe it's just cute, I haven't decided yet. Let me know in the comments below. It didn't turn out how I wanted it but sometimes you just have to move on!
I'm also attaching an old scratchboard drawing I did in college about 4 years ago. I figure this will redeem me if you don't like the werewolf, haha!
City Wide Open Studios Oct. 17 and 18
Hi, I just wanted to send a quick reminder out that I am participating in New Haven's City Wide Open Studios on Saturday Oct. 17 and Sunday Oct. 18. I'll be at 153 East St (3rd Floor) New Haven, CT. The studio will be open from 12pm - 6pm and I will have a SALE going on!!! ;) I will have the above image available for a #cwos special of $20. (Normally it is $30) It is printed on archival luster paper at a size of 13"x19" using archival pigment inks that are rated to last around 100 years (before noticeable fading happens).
I will also have individual 5"x5" prints of each planet available for $5 each. They are printed on the same (heavy) cold-press watercolor paper I used to paint the original planets. My #cwos special for these is going to be BUY 2 GET 1 FREE. They will fit into standard 5" matted frame from any big box store.
This special will only be for the weekend. If you're interested and have any questions let me know.
While you are out here don't forget to grab some of the world's best pizza and check out the other artists throughout the area. :D There are artists all over New Haven that are opening their doors just for you! Here is a link to the CWOS website. I just noticed they have my address wrong, but it is the same parking lot, I'm just on the other side; the correct address is 153 East St. It is on the 3rd floor. There are at least five other artists in the complex that I am at.
I hope to see you there! If not have a great weekend :D and I'll talk to you soon.
Landon R. Wilson
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